Thursday, March 3, 2011

Eggless Vanilla Cake

It was my son's half-birthday few weeks back - he's 1 and a half now (ok, I admit, I was just looking for an excuse to bake a cake). It so happened that we had some friends over for lunch on that day, so this delicious cake from Sharmi's blog was included in the menu (that comprised of Vazhaipoo vadai, Poori & Potato Masaal, Egg Curry, Vegetable Biryani, Capsicum-cabbage raitha & Rasamalais).

The cake requires no special equipment and needs just a whisk to blend everything together - it's very easy and quick to make and my friends were asking me for the recipe since everyone enjoyed it. I increased the amount of sugar and added some tutti frutti in just for some colour, but that's entirely optional. Thank you for this tasty recipe Sharmi.


Ingredients:All Purpose Flour (Maida) - 1.5 cups
Thick Yogurt - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Vegetable oil - half cup
Baking powder - 1.5 tsp
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
Tutti Frutti - 3-4 tbsp, mixed with a tsp of flour (optional)

Method:1) Sieve all purpose flour twice. Preheat oven to 375F

2) Whisk/blend together yogurt and sugar thoroughly. Add baking powder and baking soda and mix well. Leave aside for 5 minutes.... (small bubbles will start to appear)

3) Add vegetable oil, vanilla extract and mix well. Add flour in small portions, mixing well after each addition until creamy and thick. Stir in the tutti frutti (if using)

4) Lightly grease a loaf pan with some oil, pour the prepared batter and bake for 20 minutes

5) Remove from oven, brush the top with some milk, return to the oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

6) Allow cake to cool completely before slicing and digging in.


  1. Your cake has come our so perfect, luv the texture of the cake..looks so soft and fluffy too...Am really glad that u all liked it. Thanks for trying it! :)

  2. Half Birthday wishes to your son!.

    Lovely cake. Tutti Fruiti is a pleasure and reminds me of childhood pleasures.

  3. Cake looks yum and beautiful...hope your little one enjoyed it

  4. Your cake looks awesome. Hats off to you for the effort that you made and the fine menu you worked hard to bring to life....Tutti Fruiti reminds me of those bygone growing up days.

    Belated b'day greetings to your son!

  5. Cake look delicious and it!!

  6. That's quite the menu and your cake sounds amazing. Lucky boy to have such a good cook for a mom.

  7. Prefectly baked super soft and spongy cake..

  8. Birthday wishes to the little boy! Love this cake. Where did you get the Tutti Fruti from, Laavanya?

  9. Half birthday,lol,but sure every thing counts :) CAke is looking so perfect,love the addition of tutti fruti!

  10. Wonderful cake - best wishes to your little one!!

  11. the texture of the cake is what is very tempting ...shall look for an occasion to bake this :)

  12. perfect cake ,super moist too. Ooh ur son turned 1 and 1/2 time flies

  13. i've never commented on ur blog till now. Looking at this cake i couldn't stop myself. lovely crumb

  14. First time have a lovely space with some great dishes..Glad to follow you!
    First of all belated birthday wishes to your son! God bless!
    Cake looks so soft and simply tutti frutti cake.

  15. The cake is very soft, like the color od tutty fruity in cake!

  16. Your cake is so interesting. I have never tried making a cake without eggs.

  17. The cake looks wonderful and moist.
    with a simple recipe.

    Following your blog

  18. Welldone.. You really make such a delicious cake.. As I am a pure vegetarian and my birthday is coming on this thursday.. This cake is a good for celebration.. It's delicious. Thanks for sharing it’s recipe..


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